Kamidana is home shrine household altar shelf of gods.The kamidana typically placed high on a wall and contains a wide variety of items related to Shinto style ceremonies. We offer to gods fresh water, rice after making new, Japanese sake and Sakaki that is special plant for gods every early morning before we have breakfast. … Continue reading Kamidana


Sea Alps

A lot of small island in Japan. This is Omijima island sitting in the Sea of Japan off the coast. It's  "Sea Alps." This island is about 40 kilometers around and linked to closer city by Oumi-jima Grand Bridge. The whole island is designated as a natural monument. It's also called the "Sea Alps," . If you … Continue reading Sea Alps

Balloon Festa

We can see beautiful balloon in November every year. The Saga where is west part of Japan International Balloon Fiesta is held outside Saga City. Involves more than 100 balloons, from around 15 countries taking part in the festival. This fiesta started in 1978 as a small gathering of 5 balloons, it was small festa in the … Continue reading Balloon Festa


Kimono is Japanese traditional dress. Kimono I posted is named Furisode. Furisode is pretty special Kimono, its features are as long sleeve. We dress up with Furisode only special ceremony like married or coming-of-age ceremony, and only single women can wear Furisode, it's not correct rules in Japan but it's one of Japanese habit, so … Continue reading Kimono


There are Kokeshi. Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with few thin, painted lines to define the face. Usually the body has a floral design painted in red, black and sometimes yellow. But there're many designs. Covered with a layer … Continue reading Kokeshi

Apple picking

I went to apple picking. There is many fruit field at local area in Japan, so we could feel fresh air with beautiful location and  also we enjoyed that the maple leaves have turned a beautiful red.  

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is world heritage as a castle that is still the original building among Japanese castles. In 1993, it was registered as the world heritage site along with Horyuji for the first time in Japan. The graceful white building is compared to a white heron and it is also called “white heron castle” and … Continue reading Himeji Castle